Written by: Murph
Murphy’s Law – Valentine’s Day for the Single Man
With a Valentine’s Day swag in your step, you approach the front door of your date’s house. You’re fully loaded with a dozen roses, an assorted box of chocolates and a smile that will make any girl swoon. Your four-door sedan is still running, with a little Marvin Gaye on the radio…
Wait, wait, wait….
This is not going to be one of those kind of articles. It’s February 14th and your anthem is “She Ain’t Gonna Tie Me Down”. Obviously this Friday night you are planning on hitting the bar and finding all of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” or ordering two large pizzas and gluing your eyes to the new season of House of Cards on Netflix. For a single man, Valentine’s Day does not have to be the loneliest day of the year. So, sit back and cue “Ridin’ Solo” and enjoy not being tied down on Valentine’s Day.
1. A Valentine’s Day Gift…For Yourself
This is the perfect opportunity to pamper yourself with something you have been wanting. New suit? New watch? New flat screen TV? Yes, I am telling you a new flat screen TV is cheaper than Valentine’s Day. I am not a mathematician, but I will break it down:
$50 for overpriced roses, $20 for overpriced chocolates, $200 for a Michael Kors’ clutch, $100 for dinner and drinks. ($370)
New 42” HDTV ($350)
Declare this a “me day” and splurge on yourself.
2. Family Guy
With Valentine’s Day being on a Friday, take the trip home to see your family. Tell mom, dad, your aunt and uncle, grandma and grandpa that you are coming home for the weekend. After all, Valentine’s Day is supposed to be with your loved ones right?
3. Catch Up With You
Chances are, you have had a long week and you would rather just avoid the lovey-dovey couples on Friday night. Why not just take a night in and have some alone time? This is the perfect opportunity to catch up on a Netflix show, read a book or just simply be alone with your thoughts.
4. Make a Commitment
What was your New Year’s Resolution? Are you still keeping up with it? Take this opportunity to start doing something new! Maybe your 2014 resolution fell through and you are looking to do something to better yourself. Well, you can’t learn to ballroom dance in one night, but you can absolutely start learning. Some different examples of things to make a commitment to do are learning a second language, learning an instrument or join an organization in your community.
5. Guys Night
It should be a man law to have a solid core of single male friends. Get the group together and hit a bar or play poker at someone’s house. Hit the golf course and just blow off some steam about this whole Hallmark holiday. Have a laugh over the roses and the chocolates and enjoy a whiskey and coke. Make a spur of the moment, impromptu trip with the guys. One that you will never forget! Did someone just say Vegas?
I hope this gives you a little more confidence and some other ideas when you face Friday alone. My biggest piece of advice to remember that it is just another day. Big freaking deal that society says you need to go buy overpriced chocolates and a Tiffany bracelet for someone. Wake up, go to work/school, head to happy hour and have a great Friday!
Hair today, gone tomorrow,
Any other tips for Singles Awareness Day? We would love to hear them in the comments below!